France’s Gung-Ho Policy in Syria

March 28, 2014

Hollande's approach to Syria has done more harm than good to France and the Syrian people. While there has been much debate within the international community over what should be done in Syria, France has adopted a more assertive, if not aggressive, position. From the very beginning of the Syrian...

Shale and European Energy Security

March 26, 2014

What does the shale revolution mean for European energy security? The International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts the United States will surpass Russia as the world's largest gas producer and Saudi Arabia as the world's largest oil producer by 2015 and 2020, respectively. The catalyst in...

The Food-Water-Energy Nexus: Smarter Environmental Policies

March 16, 2014

Who will benefit from investments in Africa's underused arable land resources? Experts agree that Africa has the capacity to feed itself and become a major global exporter of food, on the basis of coherent and integrated policies that incorporate impacts of the food-water-energy...

Why a Global Carbon Market is Coming Sooner Than You Think

January 14, 2013

Global carbon trading could potentially be the most effective economic tool to regulate industrial Co2 emissions in the fight against climate change. As concern about global climate change and carbon emissions mitigation is becoming ever more important, governments and corporations across the...

Refocusing the Public’s Perception of Corruption

November 09, 2012

Mexico’s President-Elect Pena Nieto has bold plans to reshuffle public perception of corruption away from the top leadership and towards the local government. Peña Nieto`s Three Opening Gambits Mexican President-Elect Enrique Peña Nieto seems to have already prepared three term-opening...

Reality Check – The Impact of a Romney Victory on Europe

November 04, 2012

A Romney presidency will signal a re-evaluation of the relationship between Moscow and Washington, a strong commitment to Israel and a continuing push for the European powers to increase NATO’s defense spending. The final countdown to the US presidential election has started and with it...